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9 Family Halloween Events Across Canada 

Here are some of the best family Halloween events across Canada that are great for all age groups.

Halloween is my favourite time of year and I love celebrating with my son. We get dressed up in cool costumes, eat lots of tasty treats, go trick or treating with friends, carve pumpkins and attend family Halloween Events. Here are some spooky and ghostly events across Canada that are great for families; some specifically for younger kids that are not too scary and some events for older more daring teenagers! Enjoy and Happy Halloween!!

1. Howling Hootenanny – Black Creek Pioneer Village – Toronto, Ontario

This event is open for families on weekends in October from 11am – 4:30pm. Some of the highlights include a scarecrow mini maze, a haunted maze for the more daring participants, a creepy creature show, trick or treating; and you can even get a not so permanent tattoo! There is also pumpkin decorating for all ages. Black Creek is located in Toronto at 1000 Murray Ross Parkway.

2. Andrew’s Scenic Acres – Halton Hills, Ontario

This family owned 100 acre farm was established in the eighties and is located southeast of the Niagara Escarpment. In October they feature their great pumpkin challenge, a special haunted forest for kids to enjoy, a straw mountain jump and cornfield walk for all ages. They also feature a farm market, 40 acres of sweet corn and a fun wagon rides to their 25 acre pumpkin patch! They are located in the Milton/Halton Hills area at 9365 10th Sideroad.

3. Springridge Farm – Milton, Ontario

Springridge Farm has a harvest festival that is continuing on weekends in October including Halloween Saturday. This family friendly event includes a spider web climber, a spooky boo barn, straw bale jumping, wagon rides to their 5-acre corn trail, slides, and a puppet show with times throughout the day. They also have tasty apple cider to enjoy. You can find them in Milton at 7256 Bell School Line.

4. Saunders Farm – Ottawa, Ontario

Haunting Season at Saunders Farm happens until November 1st. They have a spooky haunted hayride, mazes, a ghost town stage, a fun witch mountain slide, puppet shows, and play structures. Their farm mission is to create “fun, food and memories!” Saunders Farm has been a family tradition for over one million guests! For the older and more daring families there is Fright Fest at night! But be warned, it’s supposed to be eerily scary! Saunders Farm is located in Ottawa at 7893 Bleeks Rd.

5. Halifax, Citadel National Historic Site – Halifax, Nova Scotia

This event is for older kids since they call it “dare to be scared”! They offer public ghost tours until October 30th in the evenings and not just exclusive to Halloween. Brave guests descend by candlelight through dark hallways with various surprises lurking around each corner. There are dark tunnels and prison cells, so not recommended for the wee little ones, their website recommends at least age 6. They are located at 5425 Sackville St. in Halifax.

6. Western Development Museum – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Get ready for Boo Town in Saskatoon! This event takes place on Friday October 30th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm and is great for the whole family. The museum will be featuring “ghastly games and terrifying tales”! Kids (and adults too!) are welcome to come in costume! They are located at 2610 Lorne Ave in Saskatoon.

7. Galey Farms – Victoria, British Columbia

Galey Farms has a Festival of Fear in the evenings and a Pumpkinfest during the day on weekends to delight children of all ages. Pumpkinfest offers face painting, a children’s haunted house, train rides and corn maze. The super scary Festival of Fear has four main venues so you can choose one that is appropriate for your family. Galey Farms is located at 4150 Blenkinsop Rd., in Victoria.

8. Jack O’ Lantern: Halloween At Pointe-A-Calliere – Montreal, Quebec

This event is available in French and English and involves an exciting tour of the museum. Families will be guided by a lit Jack O’ Lantern to guide the way. Guests will meet a witch, a magician and other characters on the tour. They are located in Old Montreal at 350 Place Royale. Check their website for dates and times.

9. Mockingbird Hill Farm – Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

This event, for older kids, takes place at night on October 23rd and 24th from 6:30 – 11 pm. You must bring your own flashlight or you can purchase one there for $4 dollars. This farm is the dream of Farmer Bob who goes back to his Metis roots when designing the original farm. They are located at 943 Landslide Road, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Wherever you live in Canada I wish you a spooky good time!! Trick or Treat!!

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